Why should you attend the National Lupus Advocacy Summit?
Our 2020 National Lupus Advocacy Summit is coming up March 15- 17 in Washington, D.C. At the largest lupus advocacy event in the US, you will learn about the latest research breakthroughs, connect with other lupus warriors and advocates, and advocate for support of policies to improve the lives of people with lupus.
You might be wondering why you should attend and how your participation can make a difference in the fight against lupus. Here is some perspective from past Summit attendees:
“If we don’t say something, if we don’t tell our stories, then they are not going to be heard. We’re not going to get that funding.” – Jennette E.,Jacksonville, FL
“Not only does the Summit provide a great opportunity to meet others going through the experiences that you are, it also gives you the chance to speak with your elected officials about the brutal impact of lupus and the need for increased funding for research and education.” –Toni G., Phoenix, AZ
“Every lupus patient deserves a voice at a larger table and a larger setting.” — Lindsey W., Des Moines, IA
“We are our own best advocate, you don’t do that by just going to the doctor, but by going out there and sharing your story because it’s amazing what one story can do to impact Congress, and how much it can make a difference.” – Kenny L., Orlando, FL
“It’s just being with people who go through the same things I do. To feel that I’m not the only one” -Kalpana B., Antioch, TN
“Sometimes with lupus everything is out of your control, and with the Summit at least you can say I went and I did something.” — Naazneen B., Royal Palm Beach, FL
“By attending the Summit, I know that I’m not alone as a young adult with lupus and that we have a voice – a voice that can make a difference in the fight against this disease and that can urge members of Congress to join our fight.” – Lydia S., Gurnee, IL
“Our words are powerful, and being able to speak with our members of Congress is a great opportunity.” –Naseer J., Buffalo, NY
Your voice is important! Share your story and urge Members of Congress to join our fight to end lupus, and fund critical research and education programs. Register for the 2020 National Lupus Advocacy Summit today – space is limited!